100+ tanks seized from pro-Gaddafi militia

2012-08-24 15:49
Libyan interim government Deputy interior minister Omar al-Khadrawi speaks during a press conference, after 100 tanks were seized from a militia loyal to Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi whose members had posed as "revolutionaries" in the northw

Libyan interim government Deputy interior minister Omar al-Khadrawi speaks during a press conference, after 100 tanks were seized from a militia loyal to Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi whose members had posed as "revolutionaries" in the northw

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Tripoli - More than 100 tanks have been seized from a militia loyal to Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi whose members had posed as "revolutionaries" in the Tarhuna region, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

A ministry official said an investigation into twin car bomb attacks on Sunday helped to detect the militia housed in barracks in Souk al-Ahad near Tarhuna, 60km southeast of Tripoli.

"More than 100 tanks and 26 missile launchers were seized" from the militia, the spokesperson for the Interior Ministry's High Security Committee told reporters.

The car bombs killed two people and wounded four others in Tripoli in the dawn attacks which took place as Muslims prepared to attend prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holidays.
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